With the opening of Myanmar’s economy, the healthcare sector has important difficulties to tackle to provide access to more and better services for a larger part of the population. In this transition, the country also presents very interesting opportunities for healthcare businesses and professionals.
Overview of healthcare in Southeast Asia
With a growing population and personal disposable income, the healthcare sector is looking very attractive in Southeast Asia. Healthcare expenditure is still low but steadily growing, and though the quality of services provided is uneven between the different countries, it is also improving throughout the region.
Overview of biotechnology in Thailand
Biotechnology companies in Thailand benefit from well-developed agricultural and medical sectors. In this document, the Thailand Board of Investment presents the main applications and attractiveness for bio technologies companies together with details on public incentives and supporting organizations.
Singapore’s healthcare system
The healthcare system of Singapore is widely recognized as one of the best in the world, while also being quite cheap. In this very clear video, Healthcare Triage presents the Singaporean healthcare system with its public and private dimensions, government regulations and policies, together with comparisons with other countries.
Challenges of healthier food in Asia
Improving the quality of food in Asia brings opportunities and issues for people, businesses and governments. This great report from the Economic Intelligence Unit dives into details about people’s health, food business profitability, public private partnerships… with examples from China, India and Australia.
Project NOAH: the Philippines preventing natural hazards
The geographic position of the Philippines exposes it to numerous natural hazards which often result in terrible human losses and economic damages. In response to the recent catastrophes, the Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology has created Project NOAH to inform populations, prevent and protect them from natural disasters.